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Attorneys General want to stop military ammunition sales to civilians

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is part of a coalition trying to stop the sale of military-grade ammunition to civilians

Attorneys General from 20 state including Michigan are calling on the White House to investigate reports a federally funded contractor is producing military-grade ammunition and selling it to civilians.

Reports allege the ammunition is being manufactured by Lake City Army Ammunition in a plant overseen by the U.S. Army in Independence, Missouri.

Its one of the country’s largest makers of military ammunition, producing 1.6 billion rounds per year, largely for AR-15 style rifles.

The New York Times recently reported products from the company have been used in multiple recent crimes and mass shootings, even quoting one mass shooter as bragging about the quality of the ammunition.

According to the release from Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, the federal government has invested $860 million of taxpayer money to improve production at the Missouri plant.

The coalition is asking the White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention to investigate, and take steps to ensure future contracts prohibit the sale of military weapons and ammunition to civilians.

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